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Arnold signs new three-year contract

Gib Arnold has signed a new three-year contract to remain as head coach of the Hawaii basketball team through 2014, and it includes performance-based criteria that could extend his tenure to 2017.

Here is the official release from the UH Media Relations office (interesting to note that financial details of the contract are not included in the release):

HONOLULU – University of Hawai‘i Athletics Director Jim Donovan has announced that men’s basketball head coach Gib Arnold has signed a three-year contract with the University retroactive to July 1, 2011.

The contract includes performance-based criteria whereby Arnold will be entitled to an automatic one-year extension, up to a maximum of three additional years of employment to the year 2017, should he accomplish one of the following performance benchmarks in the season indicated:

2011 – 2012 season:
Participate in NCAA Tournament or NIT Tournament, or
Win at least eighteen (18) games (including Conference Tournament & post-season games), or
Finish 1st or 2nd in regular season conference play, or
Participate in Conference Tournament championship game with an overall regular season winning record, including Conference Tournament games.

2012 – 2013 and 2013 – 2014 seasons:
Participate in NCAA Tournament or NIT Tournament, or
Win eighteen (18) or nineteen (19) games (including Conference Tournament & post-season games) AND attain an end of season (includes post-season) Sagarin strength of schedule rating of 185 or better, or
Win at least twenty (20) games (including Conference Tournament & post-season games) without regard to end of season Sagarin strength of schedule rating, or
Finish 1st or 2nd in regular season conference play, or
Participate in Conference Tournament championship game AND attain an overall regular season winning record, including Conference Tournament games.

The contract also includes a bonus structure for attendance, season ticket sales, wins on national television, winning the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, being regular season conference champions, being named conference or national coach of the year, team public autograph sessions, and postseason appearances.

“I think Gib had an outstanding inaugural year as head coach of the Rainbow Warriors,” Donovan said. “I’m glad that we’ve completed this contract and this helps insure Gib will be with us for at least three years and hopefully for six or even more years. I fully expect with the recruits that Gib has brought in and returning players we have, it should be another fantastic season.”

“I am honored and extremely grateful to Jim Donovan and our University of Hawai‘i administration,” Arnold said. “I absolutely love my job and am excited about the future of Warrior basketball as we continue to build this program.”
In his first season as head coach in 2010-11, Arnold led the ’Bows to a 19-win season and first postseason trip in seven years at the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.

2 Comments

  1. Congrats to da Man , he and his competent staff, earned it, now JD please take care of his assistants.

  2. It’s great to hear that Coach Gib will be around for a while. He’s really building our program. UH basketball is ready to take a next step! Go Bows!!!

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